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Chicago Rivet’s Pennsylvania Plant Located on Former Golf Course

October 09
00:28 2018
    Chicago Rivet’s Pennsylvania Plant Located on Former Golf Course

Media Spotlight: “We make fasteners and ma­chines. We build machines that use our own rivets. The machine segment is about 20% of our business,” Mike Sweitzer told the Altoona Mirror.

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2018 Manufacturing Day: Survey Shows 61% Prefer Products Made in USA

October 04
17:41 2018
    2018 Manufacturing Day: Survey Shows 61% Prefer Products Made in USA

Two-thirds would encourage people to pursue manufacturing careers. Half think of manufacturing as high-tech.

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Solution For Wire and Wire Rod Shot Blasting

October 04
16:16 2018
    Solution For Wire and Wire Rod Shot Blasting

Modern system allows an extremely high productivity while maintaining high process quality. Furthermore, no building works are required for factory placement.

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Fastener Tariffs Throughout The Years

September 26
11:48 2018
    Fastener Tariffs Throughout The Years

During FIN’s 40 years covering the fastener industry, tariffs have made frequent headlines.

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Fastener Materials: A Closer Look at Low Carbon Steel

September 25
14:50 2018
    Fastener Materials: A Closer Look at Low Carbon Steel

When taking the first step into finding fastening solutions, your biggest consideration will be what type of material will be required for the application.

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How Smart Engineering Can Prevent Fastener Failure

September 10
10:30 2018
    How Smart Engineering Can Prevent Fastener Failure

Every engineered system has a finite service life. Even the most precise designs and robust manufacturing techniques will eventually fail. Fasteners are no different. As any engineer will tell you, it’s when these failures are unexpected or premature that it’s a problem.

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FIN Begins 40th Year Covering Fastener Industry

July 10
11:08 2018
    FIN Begins 40th Year Covering Fastener Industry

The first Fastener Industry News was published on July 10, 1979 by Dick Callahan. As FIN begins 40th year, CLICK THE HEADLINE for a look back.

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Hagan: 2017 Ties 2016 As Top Acquisition Years

June 19
01:03 2018
    Hagan: 2017 Ties 2016 As Top Acquisition Years

“With so many significant fastener deals completed during 2017, it was not easy selecting the ‘Top Ten’,” Pinnacle Capital CEO Richard Hagan observed in the 20th annual edition of Hagan’s Top Ten Deals of the Year.

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Fastener Sales Gains Widespread in 2017

June 11
13:35 2018
  Fastener Sales Gains Widespread in 2017

Nearly every public company with fastener holdings reported sales and profit gains in 2017, according to the End of 2017 FIN Review of Fastener Stocks.

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A Tale of Two Companies

May 24
23:40 2018
  A Tale of Two Companies

In May, Boeing agreed to acquire aerospace fastener supplier KLX’s Aerospace Solutions Group, for $4.25 billion. Just a few years ago, that could easily have been Wesco Aircraft.

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2000 FIN – Book Review: Historical Search for The Father of the Screw

May 16
11:09 2018
  2000 FIN – Book Review: Historical Search for The Father of the Screw

Author Witold Rybczynski was assigned to write an essay on the best tool of the Millennium. His research led to a book. And in the final chapter of the book Rybczynski names the “Father of the Screw.”
The story is available in the Fastener History section of GlobalFastenerNews.com. It is among hundreds of articles in Fastener History since FIN was first published in 1979. Click on the headline for the identity of the “Father of the Screw.”

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Friedberg: Why Leave Branding to Chance?

May 05
08:37 2018
  Friedberg: Why Leave Branding to Chance?

Branding is how your brand makes people feel, Gail Friedberg told the Women in the Fastener Industry.

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Trump Delays Tariffs For Allies

May 02
23:38 2018
  Trump Delays Tariffs For Allies

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said every country granted an exemption from the tariffs will face an import quota and other restrictions. He also indicated that this extension is the last one Trump will grant.

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Rise of Robotic Assembly Line

February 13
13:44 2018
  Rise of Robotic Assembly Line

Two decades ago, when BMW opened a plant in Greenville, SC, “the body shop was full of human welders soldering together the framing of the car. Today it’s a dimly lit place where large robotic arms… easily lift heavy car bodies of steel and aluminum like giant orange storks,” according to MIT Technology Review.

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Original Rosie the Riveter Dies

January 23
14:21 2018
  Original Rosie the Riveter Dies

An industrial poster by Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller showing a young woman in a work shirt and polka-dot bandanna flexing her arm and declaring “We can do it!” was all but forgotten until the 1980s, when a copy became a feminist symbol and it was put on t-shirts, coffee mugs and posters.

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NPR: Why Germany Still Succeeds in Manufacturing

January 04
18:15 2018
  NPR: Why Germany Still Succeeds in Manufacturing

Founded in 1932, Schmittenberg Metal Works supplied weld nuts for the first Volkswagen Beetle. Today the German manufacturer stamps out parts by the millions for the world’s automotive industry.

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Fastener Acquisitions of 2017

December 26
16:46 2017
  Fastener Acquisitions of 2017

Richard Hagan’s 20th annual Top Ten Deals of the Year will be published with the FIN Review of Fastener Stocks for 2017 in May 2018.

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Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

November 27
05:02 2017
  Ford Testing Exoskeleton To Reduce Worker Injury

The EksoVest is commonly used by workers using drill and impact drivers, torque wrenches, and paint sprayers, according to Ekso Bionics.

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Ratzenberger: Kids Need to Learn Tools

November 24
18:59 2017
  Ratzenberger: Kids Need to Learn Tools

“We learned never to use finishing nails to hold steps,” said the actor best known for portraying mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the NBC sitcom Cheers.

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Cowhey: Software Outdates Post-It Notes

November 06
17:58 2017
  Cowhey: Software Outdates Post-It Notes

Cowhey tells International Fastener Expo seminar he has talked to some fastener distributors for a decade before they “finally” decided to update.

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